Saturday, April 1, 2023

Bautista closes the way to the incombustible Murray

Roberto Bautista has finished with the incombustible and reborn Andy Murray to reach the round of 16 after beating the Scottish tennis player in a tough duel 6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-3 and 6-4. The tennis player from Castellón, 34 years old and 25 in the world, is the only Spaniard who is still in the tournament, after Nuria Parrizas has fallen this Saturday before the Croatian Dona Vekic (6-2, 6-2).

With 10 hours and 35 minutes on the track in their previous matches, without time to rest after their victory against Thanasis Kokkinakis After four in the morning on Thursday, Murray entered the Margareth Court with little strength and Bautista took advantage of the situation to impose his rhythm and dominate the first set that was scored in 29 minutes, giving up just one game.

The tennis player from Castellón continued his march in the second set to take a 4-2 lead, but murray He has begun to warm up, to move better and put pressure on his rival. Thus the Scotsman has managed to equalize the score and force the ‘tie break’. Not only that at 2-5 down, in tiebreak, Murray has turned the tide to win the set and raising the fans from their stands.

autista has reacted to score the next two sets, against a Murray who did not throw in the towel, who fought for every point but who has not been able to perform a new miracle as in his two previous five-set matches against the Italian Matteo Berrettini and youHanassi Kokkinakisafter spending 14 hours on the track.

“It has been one of the most difficult matches I have played in a Grand Slam. I have had to assimilate the pressure,” Bautista admitted after the match. The tennis player from Castellón will cross paths with the American tommy paul (35th world) who has defeated his compatriot Jenson Brooksby by 6-1, 6-4 and 6-3.


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